Never before has F1 seen such an era of utter dominance by one team than what we’ve seen from the Silver Arrows from 2014.
The Ex Ferrari president, Luca Montezemolo threw some light upon why this has been the case during rather candid talks with the Italian press yesterday. He explains the reasons for the superiority of Mercedes-Benz since the Formula 1 entered the new turbo era at the beginning of 2014.
“Nikki Lauda recently told me that Mercedes started on their hybrid in 2007” begins Luca
“This is why they were never going to question whether F1 should take the step into hybrid or not”.
Lamenting the current state of play within the sport, clearly the Ex president thinks hybrid should’ve been shelved long ago.
“For me hybrid was a wrong move, but I couldn’t appose it as it would’ve looked like Ferrari was afraid of taking the step and a Ferrari in fear, would not have been my ferrari”
With regard to the future of f1, Luca says plenty.
“The races must be shorter. Communication is improved. The regulations must be simplified and then maintained. We must emphasize the concept that the Formula 1 is a sport with rich tradition on historic European circuits. Finish with Grands Prix in Korea or India! The USA? Okay, but with a maximum of two races. It must be ensured that the spectators stream into the racing stages. No sport can survive without spectators. “